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Why You Should Consider Horse Shopping in Ireland

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Contrary to belief, a day out horse shopping in Ireland can be a fun and highly cost-effective way to view a multitude of extremely well bred, potential and proven, Irish competition horses in a short space of time.

Within an hour of Dublin airport, you will find several highly reputable breeders, producers and competition yards with quality stock for sale at sensible prices.  Ireland is renowned for many things but breeding great horses and making Guinness easily come top of the list.

Next time you are looking for your next competition horse, consider a quick day trip to Ireland instead of planning several long drives around England and Scotland to view individual horses. Why not view 6-8 horses in one day to find the horse of your dreams?

Equally, if you’re looking to buy more than one horse, you could plan a weekend trip in order to visit a few big yards. Some breeders and producers will offer overnight hospitality so you’ll leave Ireland having made new friends as well as buying new horses to add to your current string.

If you want to set your pulse racing then you should visit one of the many esteemed sports horse sales in Ireland. The atmosphere was electric at Goresbridge Go For Gold and the Supreme Sale of Showjumpers in November, and I have no doubt the horses they sold will be gracing the top of the leader boards in the very near future.

 

How To Get There

The cheapest and quickest way of getting to Ireland is typically by aeroplane; flights from most regional airports start from just £18! No need to pack a good book as you’ll be landing before you know it; the flight takes approximately one hour. Most Irish breeders help arrange pick up from the airport or will collect you in person.

Ferry is another option and costs range from £50-£180 depending on how far in advance you book and what date you travel on. The ferry isn’t the quickest or cheapest means of getting to Ireland but having your own car does mean you can drive around Ireland at your own leisure and travel further afield to view horses.

Travelling by train is the third option with return tickets from your own local train station starting at approximately £78.

 

Three Quality Irish-Based Horses For Sale on Horse Scout

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1.35m Perfect Young Rider HorseISH Bay Mare rising 8 years 16.1 hands.  Grade A mare with 375 points. She has multiple wins and placings at 1.30m – 1.35m level. She jumped clear in the Hankook 6/7 year old Grand final at Cavan Indoor Championships September 2016. She is a serious speed horse and tries her heart out in the ring. Would be a top horse for a competitive young rider or experienced amateur.

 

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Super Rising 7YO CIC* Event HorseBeautiful grey ISH mare 17hh rising 7 years old by Carrick Diamond Lad. Placed 2nd as Reserve Champion at Dressage Ireland 4yr old Championships 2014.  Won at BE100, placed 2nd at Tullymurray CNC* – only her second ever 1* event.  6 Eventing Ireland points, 32 Dressage points. She would suit a competitive amateur rider or a professional to realise her full potential as she has been bred and produced to go all the way.

 

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Excellent 1.40m showjumper: Talented and experienced mare that has competed up to 1.40m level successfully in Ireland as an 8 yo. This big scopey mare has a good canter and a brilliant attitude in front of her fences. Proven to be brave and careful over her fences and should go on to jump even bigger tracks. Suitable ride for either amateur or professional rider.

 

professional show jumping producer Paul George

Professional Show Jumping Producers : Paul George Sports Horses

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Professional Show Jumping Producers Paul George Sports Horses are based just within the Devon Borders Near Crediton.

Paul and Karen George and their “team” run a well oiled centre producing both home bred and imported horses for all disciplines.

Professional International Show Jumper Paul George has been producing show jumpers  at top level both Nationally and Internationally for the past 30 years.  His Partner, Karen George has the best of insider knowledge in the horse producing scene having worked with Olympic Show Jumping Legends such as Hans Gunter Winkler and Peter Robeson sourcing the best jumpers through a vast network of breeders and producers on the continent.  With contacts through out Germany and Holland a permanent base in Spain Paul George Sports horses are well placed to keep abreast of the market and use their contacts to find suitable horses for any level of competitive rider.

Paul George Sports Horses For Sale

Looking at the present horses on the yard ready to sell on this yard focuses not only on horses which show talent as jumpers but also consider the breeding of the horses they have for sale; and there are some impressive bloodlines passing through their hands.

What Paul George Sports Horses Can Offer you as Professional Show Jumping Producers

They are also so experienced that they can offer the complete service to customers, leaving each purchaser free to concentrate on the most important part of the purchase….finding a horse which really suits them and what they want to do.  For George Paul Sports Horses the important thing is that your purchase is as hassle free and well matched as possible.  After all your satisfaction is part of their great reputation.

The advantages of working with Professional Show Jumping Producers for Sponsors and Clients.

For Sponsors and owners looking to place horses with Paul George his competition record speaks for itself, with both Silver and Bronze status with the BSJA and quite a following on his instagram and twitter accounts!  For Owners wishing to compete at the top show Nationally and internationally then keeping horses with Paul George Sports Horses really makes sense. Not only does their yard near Lapford have the best of facilities including an all weather gallop and a very smart new horse walker but they compete so regularly overseas and all around the country that travelling would be so simple but also with professionals on site like Paul and Karen George excellent training would be on hand too.

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Ranavalona for Sale

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This fantastic mare is a beautiful mover and definitely has the WOW factor.

Competing at novice and working towards elementary at home, nice straight uphill mover, exceptional confirmation, she is a real quality horse. Very loving and kind, but can be cheeky and a busy forward ride so needs a quite capable/confident rider to continue her work to the next level.

She is a competition horse and thrives from her work, has so much more potential so not a novice ride. Always placed when out, catches the judges eye every time, excels at county level showing and have no doubt she will qualify for RIHS/HOYs, would also make someone a nice BYRDs horse.

Has a nice jump, originally bought her to event but have concentrated on what we excelled in together, so a little rusty in this area. Great to clip, box, shoe, etc. Only for sale due to starting a family, and would be very wasted talent if turned away.

5* knowledgeable home only –  £6,250 ONO

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Horse Scout has some excellent choices : 4 Young Riders Horses Here

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4 Young Riders horses: some excellent choices for competitive teenagers on Horse Scouts Horses For Sale Listings.  Take a look at these:

SOX near Burnham a 10 year old Chestnut Sports horse gelding., 10 years, 15.2 hands Has evented up to BE100 +, with numerous placing’s and wins Nearly always in the 20’s at BE, even achieved a 19.5, 21.5 and a 23 last year. Jumps 120cm course at home easily. Would suit a confident teenager who wants to compete competitively in all spheres. Good to shoe, clip, load, traffic, hack, handle at home and shows.  Will live in or out. This talented horse’s potential is unlimited to the right rider says professional trainer Natalie Western Kay

http://www.horsescout.co.uk/horses/profile/448

Dave – a special grey,  7 year old gelding with Shane Walsh in Farringdon. 16.1 hands He has hunted in Ireland and the UK proving to be bold and very scopey He has good hunting manners, he would suite someone that is a bit nervous but wants to jump as he is safe and reliable in every way He will take you to a fence but not fast but just going forward in a nice manner Out hunting he jumped, rails, ditches, hedges, etc. Dave would all so make a great all-rounder for show jumping or eventing. He had 3 nice paces with a good canter. Daves’ sire is Furisto Courage and dam is Kilpatrick Clover. He would make a great family horse. Loves his hacking and great in heavy traffic, no vices good to box, clip, shoe etc.

http://www.horsescout.co.uk/horses/profile/632

another horse from the same stable is Sam, Knight of the round table – a dapple grey, Gelding, 6 years, 15.2 hands This little horse has a great temperament in every way. He has hunted in Ireland and has also done a few show jumping shows. He has done lots of hunter trial events and has competed at a few intro events in Ireland. We have had him at a few little events where he proved to be easy and good at his job. Easy to show-jump and so honest cross country. Would be great for a teenager coming from a pony or a small adult. So nice in the stable wants to be your friend looking for things in his pocket. Loves his hacking has 3 very easy flowing paces and good in heavy traffic No vices good to hack, box, shoe, etc

With Team White (find their profile here) in Colchester we have Zilver Zak a 5 year old 15.2hh AES Elite horse who has been carefully and professionally educated. He has been lightly schooled XC and works well on the flat. He has qualified BN regionals 2015 and is now ready to progress further. He is good to do in all ways and is a great, fun horse. He is ready to excel in any sphere.

http://www.horsescout.co.uk/horses/profile/567

 

A very useful Horse Sales Contract Template

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HORSE PURCHASE CONTRACT

 

 

This agreement is made the _______ day of _______________ 20__

 

Between: ________________________________________________________

(the “Seller”)

Whose address is: _________________________________________________

_________________________________________________

 

And: ________________________________________________

(the “Purchaser”)

 

Whose address is: _________________________________________________

_________________________________________________

 

Covering the sale of the horse known as: _______________________________

(the “Horse”)

 

Passport No: _____________________________________________________

 

Freezemark No: ___________________________________________________

 

Microchip No: _____________________________________________________

 

Height: ______________________________________________________

Colour: _____________________________________________________

Sex: _____________________________________________________

Age: _____________________________________________________

 

For the sale price of £ ______________________________________________

(the “Price”)

  1.  The Seller hereby warrants that they are the legal owner of the Horse and has the right to sell the Horse.
  2. The Seller declares that the Horse’s details above are accurate and true. The Seller declares that the details given in the sale advert (see below) are accurate and true: (Insert the advert published of the horse for sale here.)
  3. The Seller declares that the following oral statements made to the Purchaser are accurate and true:(Insert any oral statements or claims made by the Seller affecting the decision of the Purchaser to purchase the Horse.)
  4. The Seller declares that the Horse has exhibited no stable vices or behavioural problems whilst in their care, except as detailed below.(Insert any known stable vices or behavioural problems here.)
  5. The Seller declares that the Horse’s vaccinations for flu and tetanus are up-to-date.The Seller declares that the following additional items are the legal property of the Seller and are included within the Price.(Insert any tack and equipment included in the sale price here)
  6. The Seller declares that to the best of their knowledge the Horse has no unsoundness or health problems that would make the Horse unfit for general riding work.
  7. The Seller makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding future fitness and performance of the Horse.
  8. Upon receipt of a deposit of £ _____ from the Purchaser, the Seller shall issue a dated receipt to the Purchaser and agrees not sell the Horse to another party for a period of one week.
  9. The Purchaser has the right to arrange at their own cost a pre-purchase veterinary examination and the Seller agrees to make the Horse available for such.
  10. Such pre-purchase veterinary examination shall be carried out within one week of payment of the deposit.
  11. Should the Horse fail the pre-purchase examination the Purchaser has the right to terminate this Agreement with immediate effect and upon such termination the deposit shall be repaid to the Purchaser.
  12. Upon acceptance of any pre-purchase veterinary examination, or where the Purchaser has waived the right to a pre-purchase veterinary examination, the Purchaser agrees to pay to the Seller the balance £ _____ for the Horse within one week of the deposit being paid.
  13. Should the Purchaser fail to pay the balance within one week of the date of deposit, the Seller has the right to terminate this Agreement whereupon the Purchaser shall forfeit the deposit paid.
  14. Upon payment of the balance, the Seller shall provide the Purchaser with a dated receipt for payment and hand over the Horse’s passport to the Purchaser.
  15. Upon payment of the Price in full the Horse shall become the property of the Purchaser.The Purchaser agrees that they will arrange for removal of the horse from the Seller’s premises at their own cost within 2 days of payment of the Price in full.
  16. This Agreement shall be governed by the law of England and Wales/Scotland*.* Delete as appropriate.

 

Signed: ____________________________________________________

(The “Seller”)

 

Date: __________________________

 

Signed: _____________________________________________________

(The “Purchaser”)

 

Date: __________________________

 

Solid reputations and satisfied customers: Talk about Trainers and Traders

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Solid reputations and satisfied customers: Talk about Trainers and Traders

Professional trader Malcolm Aitken (MA Sports Horses) is a regular competitor at Crofton Manor, Sparsholt College & other local venues British Novice to Foxhunter on a range of horses and runs a small competition yard in Medstead where he trains Show Jumping horses from first shows to Foxhunter level.  Malcolm currently has a very exciting string of horses and is looking forward to attracting new horses and owners. We also try to fit in some away shows and have in the past stayed away at The Hand and Wales & West and am hoping to have some horses for the Addington Young Horse classes later this year and is looking for owners who are keen to support a very consistent professional reach the next level.

MA Sports horses also has an exciting opportunity for an apprentice show jumping groom / working pupil who is hard working, literate and honest an young person to train as a show jumping groom. The applicant must be organised, dedicated, punctual, good with animals and patient. The successful applicant will be provided with suitable training and instruction to allow him/her to progress their career. It would be beneficial for the applicant to be a capable rider and be prepared to ride a range of horses although not essential. There will be some mucking out some travelling to shows & since we also have a Stallion and several youngsters some of the work will involve providing assistance with our small scale breeding programme. Regrettably no accommodation. Car driver preferred.

Malcom has a string of happy customers all happy to support him and his reputation.


“Warrior has settled in in his new home very well – everybody at Wellington Riding adores him – When I am not there he is only ridden by Instructor level staff and even they fight over who gets him. Warrior has recently made an appearance in the September 2014 ediition of Horse and Rider Magazine, even the head instructor had to be photographed with him. I am very proud. Chrysoula Zervoudakis

 

I would like to thank you so much for everything. I am so proud to say I am the new owner of Cookie. He is going to have a lovely time with me and he is already starting to settle in. Morgan Saunders

 

Thank you for all the work you did breaking TC he is doing brilliantly. Natalie Morat

 

Just thought I would let you know that Freddie has settled in really well. After a few minor bridle adjustments we hacked out on our own and he scored 10 out of 10. Several different routes no problem. Thank you for helping us get together. Jean Baylis

 

I was stunned to win a red rosette in the very first class that Ludo and I entered. I must thank you again for producing such a mannerly and well schooled horse, he is a joy to have on the yard and to take out and I have the added bonus of receiving a constant stream of complimentary remarks. Margaret Dufall”

 

Be a Brilliant Buyer – And your Professional Trader will find you a perfect partner.

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Be a Brilliant Buyer – And your Professional Trader will find you a perfect partner.

The advantages of buying form a professional Trader is that their reputation rides with you. Top Tips for making right decisions when buying a horse.

Many of Horse Scouts Professional Trainers and riders also sell horses. Generally they buy in or breed horses which they train and compete before selling on. Sometimes they do the same with horses owned by sponsors or clients. This is true across all disciplines, Eventing, Showjumping, Dressage, Showing and Endurance etc. This is part of their business.   Their skill is in being able to make the most of a horse, to optimise its potential at whatever level. You can be sure that a young horse will have had the best start to its training, a horse with competitive potential will have been carefully progressed and given the right opportunities and in the case of rehabilitation or retraining a horse will be back on track and ready to go on to lead a happy useful life.

When horses do well in their competitive arena (or, if they are new to the discipline or young, they will be gaining experience at grass roots level) with a top trainer on board, their successes are a reflection of the trainers skill and reputation. Horses which are bought to the market fit for purpose help a professional trader build a reputation and repeat custom. It is not in the interest of a professional rider to produce horses which are going to fail to support their business by being suitable for purpose.   Professional riders have the skill and experience to ride all sorts of different horses and know how to ensure that each horse is given a prgramme which is right for them.

However as a buyer you also have responsibilities to ensure that a Professional Trader can help you make the right choice when buying a horse.

When you look through the Horses for Sale listings on a site like Horse Scout you certainly have a lot of good horses to choose from.

However, it is fair to say that buyers have an obligation to honestly represent their skill level, the accommodations they can offer a horse, and their intentions to the seller they are contacting.

There are certainly an infinite number of tales that illustrate less than ideal partnerships but to be fair to the sellers it can come down to the failure of the buyers to asses their own situation or communicate honestly with the seller. Remember that no horse is ever “finished.” They are sensitive creatures that continue to learn new behaviors throughout their lives. A novice horse person can inadvertently “undo” professional training faster than a terrier will snatch and swallow the family hamster. Here are some thoughts about buyers responsibilities.

  1. If you make an appointment to go look at a horse, don’t leave the seller hanging by not turning up. If you can’t make it for some reason, or will be later than scheduled, call your seller. It’s the polite thing to do, after all.
  2. If the horse’s price is more than you want to spend, ask the seller whether it’s negotiable before you make an appointment. If the seller says no, you won’t be wasting your time or his.
  3. Bring your hard hat, and wear appropriate clothing and footwear for riding. Do not assume to wear spur of to carry a whip.
  4. You can ask if it’s okay to bring your own saddle. A seller would need to be sure your saddle is in good repair (intact tree, leather not weak or rotten, etc), and that it fits the horse you are trying. This provides two advantages. You’ll be using tack that’s familiar, and you’ll know whether your saddle fits the horse you’re considering.
  5. Turn your cell phone off while you are trying a horse. It’s rude to take the seller’s time with personal calls and a suddenly ringing phone may frighten the horse.
  6. Do not bring your dog. Many farms have their own dogs, and the sellers won’t appreciate the disruption of yours running around. Also, your dog may chase or injure the seller’s horses, or other animals.
  7. If you have small children and plan to include them, bring along someone to mind the kids while you concentrate on the horse. Unattended children with horses can be extremely dangerous.
  8. Be honest about your abilities and level of riding. If you have an ethical seller, he will want to sell you a suitable horse. If your seller is an experienced horse person, he’ll know pretty quickly how adept you are by watching you with his horse, so don’t fudge; it’s not worth it.
  9. A horse is an individual and frequently develops a relationship with the person who rides it most often. If your seller rides the horse first and the horse seems very well trained, don’t be disappointed if the horse doesn’t perform quite as well when you get on. Even subtle differences in riding technique can produce very different responses from the horse. It may just be a matter of time and a little professional help before you and your new horse become a team.
  10. Don’t be surprised if the seller wants you to begin in a small area, like a paddock or round pen. He may want to assess your skills, for your own safety and for that of the horse. However, be wary of a seller who doesn’t offer a larger area (a ring, arena or pasture) once he’s comfortable with your abilities. Dishonest sellers know that a horse may be fine in a round pen but will bolt for the hills in a open pasture.
  11. Ask the seller about the horse’s daily routine and feeding schedule. A horse that is turned out every day and is eating grass or a little hay could turn into an entirely different horse if you buy it, keep it in a stall and feed it grain. Ask your seller about the level of activity the horse is accustomed to; is it ridden every day, every week, once a month? If you buy a horse that has been worked regularly, but you plan to ride once a month, your horse may not be as easy to handle after a month of leisure. Conversely, if the horse goes from being ridden once a month to your enthusiastic regime of five days a week, the horse may become sore (as you probably will). You’ll go home and relax in your hot tub. Your new horse might buck, rear, kick, toss its head, or refuse to move because that’s the only way it has to indicate pain.
  12. Take note of the bridle and bit used by your seller. Consider buying something similar if the horse works well and seems relaxed.
  13. If you are shopping for a horse for your child, its looks, cosmetic blemishes and color should be the least important factors in choosing. Look for an older horse, and plan to spend more.

Your seller might ask you:

Details of your experience with horses

What sort of support you’ll have; for example, a trainer, a very experienced friend, riding lessons, etc

Working Pupil Opportunity in Kinoulton, Nottinghamshire with Niall Griffin and Polly Jackson.

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Horse Scout has a new Professional Event Rider listing from Team Monart who are looking for a working pupil .This is a great opportunity for a working pupil to join Niall & Polly’s team for the 2015 event season. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in a top event yard along with one to one training to help improve your own riding. Accommodation for yourself & your horse is available.

Niall Griffin has represented Ireland in Eventing at two Olympics, Athens and Beijing also at two European Championships & the World Equestrian Games in Aachen. Niall has also been placed in the top 5 at several 3 Star Events around the world & a 4th placing at Pau CCI**** Niall along with his partner Polly Jackson produce & sell horses of all levels from their yard in Kinoulton. Niall & Polly regularly teach people of all levels from their yard in Kinoulton along with doing clinics locally & abroad. Niall & Polly also own & run the Monart Sale – Irelands leading event horse sale for performance & value for money every November. Full details of this are available on http://www.teammonart.com/All the horses Niall & Polly ride are sourced from the Monart Sale.

A Bit About Nial from the Monart Equestrian Site Bio:

Niall Griffin in Cross Country Mode:

Niall left Ireland at 17 years of age to train in England with Mark Todd, one of the world’s greatest Event riders. Niall spent just over two years under the tutelage of Mark before deciding to move to America to see how they did things over there.

It was there that Niall got the opportunity to train with David and Karen O’Connor in 2001 the year after David won the Gold medal at the Sydney Olympics.

America was a great learning curve for Niall and having spent over a year training with David and Karen O’Connor, he finished 10th in his first two star and 7th at his second. He was then fortunate enough to spend some time with another Olympic Gold medalist Philip Dutton who proved a huge help in Niall’s progression to three star level. He finished off his time in America with a top 15 placing at Foxhall CCI 3 star in Atlanta, with Lorgaine only a 7 year old at this stage.

Niall Griffin performing in the Dressage

Niall didn’t waste much time setting down his mark when returning to Ireland by finishing 3rd at Punchestown CCI*** a result which secured him a place on the team for the 2004 Athens Olympics.

Niall also had the added honour of being the flag bearer for Ireland at the opening ceremony at Athens.

Polly Jackson is an established star of British Eventing and competed for Great Britain at Senior level in the 2005 European Championships at Blenheim.

Much of the past two years has been taken up by buying and breeding young performance horses, and developing them into potential stars of the future along with helping to set up the Monart Sale. Polly has competition horses at all levels from Intro through to her four-star horses, and there have been some excellent additions to her string over the last couple of years.

Polly had great success as a junior, winning the British National Junior Championships and representing her country twice at the European Championships.

At eighteen she joined the senior/ young rider circuit with her own horse Limestone rise. Her senior ambitions led to her declining a place in the national Young Rider team, allowing her to concentrate on qualifying for 4 star level and achieving senior team selection. The strategy worked, Polly was placed 25th at the Blenheim Palace International 3 star event in 2000, qualifying her for Burghley 2001. At her 1st four star, Polly and Limestone Rise completed, achieving 40th place in a world class international field. 3 days later she travelled to France to win the Vittel International Three Day Event CCI** on Purdies High Days.a home bred mare.

In 2002, Polly competed at her first Badminton CCI four star. Placed 15th overall, she won the “Best rider under 25″ prize, and the “First time at Badminton” prize, this resulted in her being selected as first reserve for the world equestrian games in Jerez . Her four star success continued with 6th place at Lexington USA and 12th at Burghley in 2004. Polly was also short-listed for the Olympics in Athens 2004.

Niall & Polly have for sale, Weisser Riese – a super 12 year old who has competed up to advanced level with ease. He has super movement and is very brave and straight cross country with loads of scope. He has the most wonderful mind and attitude making him ideal for an amateur or professional alike. He is snaffle mouth and is a pure gentleman in every way.

Freelance? BUDGET 2015: HOW IT AFFECTS YOU

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Here are some budget smilers for all our Horse Scout Freelancers. A Budget that “works for you”,  Some measures announced by the chancellor will take effect relatively soon, so what do these announcements mean for your finances?

The key changes that are likely to affect Freelancers are:

1. Annual Tax Returns are to be abolished and be replaced with real-time online accounts – a simplified system (that will make life easier for freelancers)

2. National Insurance to be abolished for under 21’s and Apprentices as of April 5th

3. Fuel duty will be frozen – good news if you drive many miles to get to your clients

4.The Personal Tax Free Allowance to increase to £10,800 next year and £11,000 year after – this means you will not pay any tax until you reach this threshold – especially good news for low earners as it will result in more money in your pocket.

5.The National Minimum Wage will increase by 20p an hour to £6.70 from October. The statutory minimum for 18 to 20-year-olds will also go up by 3% from October, from £5.13 to £5.30, and by 2% for 16 and 17-year-olds, taking the rate to £3.87.

6.There will be a further increased focus on tax avoidance with new criminal offenses for those that avoid paying taxes.

7. And for those party grooms ….Beer duty will be cut, with 1p off a pint. Cider and spirits duty will be cut by 2%.

Picking a Performance Pony? – Horse Scout has three little gems for you.

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Horse Scout has some amazing performance ponies listed on its Ponies For Sale pages. Are you looking for a new ride for the coming season? Take a look at what we have listed.

Solero III (Solly) is a 10 year old, 14.1hh (144cm LHC) chestnut Dutch-bred mare. Competing JC with Actual winnings of £2547 and Notational of £894. Described as a true schoolmistress, both kind and genuine and has been consistently successful with several different riders from 80cm – 1.25m. She has been very sadly outgrown and we are looking for a very special new home for her as she has been known to us since she was imported from Holland as a 4 year old.   Solly is incredibly careful, yet brave and straightforward. She is always snaffle-mouthed and is never strong or silly. She can turn on a sixpence and is very hard to beat in a jump off.   Solly’s BS record speaks for itself: she is an absolute rosette machine. She was 5th in the Winter JC Final at RIHS in 2012, and in the same year missed HOYs qualification in the NC and Fox second rounds by one place only. Solly is equally happy taking a more novice jockey around smaller tracks and she has many, many wins from 90cm – 1.10m. She will carry the littlest rider and teach them the job. She has recently taken a five year old child out for a ride and safely given her the first canter!   In the six months we have owned her, Solly has won nine 1m opens including the 1m Open at Welsh HPI 2014 out of 134 entries, and she has many other placings at this height. She came 3rd in her first Fox with us at Addington Manor, and also qualified for 1m Restricted Rider and 1.10 Adventurer classes at Scope Festival 2014. At Scope she was 16th out of more than 100 competitors in the Restricted Rider qualifier – this was on grass.   Solly has the sweetest nature and is not at all mareish. She is absolutely bombproof on hacks, and can be handled by the smallest child. She does need sedation to be clipped, but other than that, she is absolutely perfect.   Sadly our daughter has grown 4 inches since the summer and is now too tall. Five star home only for this fabulous pony.   She has absolutely no vices, is open to any vet and we have great trial facilities. Based in Berkshire

Near Blandford in Dorset we have an Irish sports pony of 41.1hh “Norbet” who “will always try his hardest”. He will go off any stride. His owners say “He will make a Big Track pony (Hoys Potential) with an experienced rider”. Described as very scopey – He loves his job and Serious contender for Newcomers / Foxhunter 2nd rounds and Winter JC for 2015 with scope to go on to jump JA & Europeans. Fantastic opportunity to acquire such a lovely pony as rider moving onto horses Extremely fast against the clock and very careful. Winnings of £794 and 383 points. Norbet has the heart of a lion – he is brave and bold and totally honest. Great to shoe, clip, load etc…Norbet can be sharp so 5* professional home needed Will be available after EHPI Serious enquiries only

From the same stable is Robe Duster – Whose record speaks for himself Actual £4050, Points 2336 Qualified HOYS Foxhunter final 2011 and 2012 Qualified HOYS Pony Show Jumper final 2014 2nd in the RIHS Winter JC championship 2012 Too many wins to mention Tegan has owned and produced Dusty over 4 1/2 years Has jumped all the top 148 classes Great to shoe, clip, load etc.. No vices A heartbreaking sale as rider is out of ponies this year Videos can be seen on YouTube search for Tegan Jones and Robe Duster MUST have 5* home Serious enquires only, please no time wasters